Corruption: Publish Assets of Public Servants, ICPC Tells CCB
- The ICPC has urged the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to make public the names of public servants who are found guilty of corruption
- Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, the chairman of the commission, made this known on Thursday, June 3, during a meeting in Abuja
- Owasanoye the success of the fight against corruption would be limited if the CCB does not mandate government officials to declare their assets publicly
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FCT, Abuja - The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called for the publication of assets declared by public and civil servants by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
The anti-graft agency said this would help in curbing corruption and corrupt practices in the public sector.
Azuka Ogugua, the commission’s spokesperson, in a statement sent to Legit.ng, quoted the chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, as stating this during a meeting with the chairman and board members of CCB.
Secret asset declaration hinders fight against corruption
He noted that the secrecy that surrounds asset declarations by public and civil servants was aiding corruption.
Owasanoye also urged the Bureau to start digital declaration of assets as against the old manual declaration method.
The ICPC boss, while offering the forensic platforms of the ICPC to the CCB, added that that the commission was willing to assist the Bureau with capacity-building programmes for its staff.
He also encouraged the Bureau to move to review and revise the assets declaration form to include information that could help trace assets such as BVN and new forms of investments such as cryptocurrency.
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